EDON—Tuesday night saw the Edon Lady Bombers fall at home to the Tigers of Liberty Center by a score of 56-46.
The Bombers were able to keep the contest close in the the first quarter, as the Tigers were only able to pull ahead by six points. After one quarter of play, the score stood at 19-13 in favor of Liberty Center.
The second period of action was almost identical scoring wise, as the Bombers put 13 more points on the board, and the Tigers scored 18. This gave Liberty Center a halftime lead of 37-26. The Bombers were kept alive in this contest due to the high scoring of Alex Kiess who was able to put 22 points on the board for the Bombers.
However, the rest of the team was unable to consistently put the ball in the basket, as without Kiess, the rest of the team made a combined total of eight of the 40 shots they took, for a shooting percentage of only 20 percent.
The inability of the Bombers to score efficiently would prove to be their downfall, as even though Liberty Center was only able to score eight points in the third quarter, the Bombers could not capitalize. At the end of the third quarter, the Tigers lead the Bombers by a score of 45-34.
Edon would be unable to close the gap in the fourth and final quarter of action. Liberty Center would go on to close out the night with a 56-46 victory.
Alex Kiess set the scoring pace for the Bombers, as she scored 22 of their 46 points. Kaitlin Chrisman followed with eight points, Jordan Matthews and Hannah Brehm-Gutting had six a piece, and Kaitlyn Manahan and Kaitlyn Sonneberger both finished the night scoring two points.